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Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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Walter Alza is a Trailblazer, Award Winning Actor/Director/Writer/Producer/Acting Coach and Artist

Quite simply, Walter Alza is "all about the work and family".

Walter Alza is one of those rare, passionate performers that can be very intense in dramatic roles such as in Paramount Pictures "Get Rich or Die Trying with 50 cent and Terrance Howard and in Flashpoint" or crack you up in comedies like "At The Hotel and Metropia, Special Correspondents with Ricky Gervais ". Walter was introduced to the world of entertainment at the tender age of four by his sister - an actress in Argentina. In the late 1980's his journey took him to Canada to further his acting career and to be re united with his father. Walter quickly became known for his Leading Actor and Character performances, his knack for picking up accents, and his ability to effortlessly portray both drama and comedy.

An industry veteran and crafted character actor in his own right, Alza's award-winning career spans hundreds of hours of experience in front and behind the camera, working across the globe. Walter has been developing unforgettable characters while perfecting his craft for over 25 years. He has knack at portraying characters from diverse nationalities in over 40 films, television series and movies of the week. His work has garnered him rave reviews in the USA, Canada and international media.

Some legends that Walter Alza has worked with include John Candy, Edward Woodward Oscar Winner director Robert Wise(West Side Story), Robert Loggia (scarface) Paul Sorvino (Good fellows, Mambo Italiano) Leslie Nielsen (The Naked gun), Christopher Lloyd(Back to the Future) Robert Stack, Charles Bronson, other actors, and directors include Academy Award nominee Terrance Howard 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan, Ricky Gervais, Omar Miller, George Wendt (Cheers) Eric Bana (Munich, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Hanna, and Star Trek).Omar Miller ( 8 Mile, Should we Dance) Katherine Ohara (home alone), Kelly Macdonald Boardwalk Empire America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy) Jeff Arch (Writer: Sleepless in Seattle) John Landis (Dir of Blues Brothers, Thriller Michael Jackson), Director Ken Finkleman, Danny Wells. Adwally Ogunleye (Lost)David Carradine, (Kill Bill) Don McKellar,Maury Chaykin, Martha Henry Paul Gross (Due South, Men with Brooms) Carlo Rota (24) Callum Keith Renni (Memento)Kim Huffman (Mama Mia, Traders, Looking for Leonard) Rick Schroder (NYPD) John Vernon Yasmine Bleeth 90201, Catherine Robertson (902101, Scary Movie 3) Annabeth Gish (90201, Double Jeopardy), John Stamos (Full House, Fuller House) Nick Campbell. Needing to create new characters and help his fellow actors, Walter began to develop his own work under Alza 44films Ltd. He is now flourishing as a director, writer and producer. His goal is to continue to tell stories that matter, entertain and are heard at a global level.

John Doyle from The Globe & Mail said, "Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone - driven, boorish waiter "Slavic" in At The Hotel.

Selected Press Ctv E-Talk Daily ..Alza is a scene stealer. (on Get Rich or Die Trying)

"Walter Alza gives two powerful performances in Three and a Half as both the hot blooded Yugoslavian Igor and the quiet Italian workman." (screened at Sundance and Montreal Film Festivals)

The Globe and Mail Walter plays the role of the modern don Juan, Andreas Maradona.

Liz Braun, The Toronto Sun

"Walter Alza nails the part as a homicidal killer in 'Get Rich or Die Trying' " Produced by Paramount Pictures starring 50 cent, Terrance Howard and directed by six-time Oscar Nominee Jim Sheridan (In The Name of The Father).

ET Canada "Metropia rates 4 stars" (the only other 2005 show given 4 stars was CSI).

Mississauga News "Walter is Canada's very own bad boy." (on Get Rich or Die Trying)

The Globe and Mail Walter plays the role of the modern don Juan, Andreas Maradona.

"Walter Alza is delicious as the testosterone - driven, boorish waiter Slavic."

John Doyle, Globe and Mail Ken Finkleman's CBC series 'At The Hotel'. Co-starring Don Mackellar and Carlo Rota (24).

Walter has appears in hundreds of publication and TV shows in the USA and Canada.

ET Entertainment Tonight Canada called Walter "... a scene stealer" for his portrayal of a vicious Colombian gangster Raoul in the drama "Get Rich or Die Trying" with 50 Cent and Academy Award nominee director Jim Sheridan.

Writer/Director/Producer - As a filmmaker Walter's feature film debut was sold to 8 different networks across Canada including Rogers tmn, cojeco, and bell where it aired in Pay Per View and VOD and 7 other networks. Walter directed and produced the winner of the Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film Festival 2010 "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" - an edgy comedy. His first film Redemption, Tears and Trains, garnered him critical acclaim from the media. As well Walter shares the winning of ten other awards. Because of his tireless efforts to portray diversity in his work, he won the Reel World Film Festival's Trailblazer Award in 2005 and the City of Toronto Award in 2006. His other films Open Your Eyes Katarina Premiered in The Official Selection of Ireland International Film Festival 2010.

Acting Coach Walter Alza opened the Alza Acting Studio in 2005 to share his tools and vision. He has taught thousands of actors in class, in private sessions at the studio and via Skype worldwide. He is now considered to be one of Canada's preeminent acting coaches, working closely with a hand-selected group of both established and up-and-coming performers. He teaches all over Ontario, gives conferences and workshops. Actors studying under Walter have appeared in literally every major Canadian television series, countless films and commercials and have gone on to win awards across Canada and the USA. Walter has frequently been invited to be a guest speaker and moderator at ACTRA Conferences and Film Festivals across North America. Walter is part of the ACTRA diversity committee.

Walter has an extraordinary ability of bringing out the best performance from any actor. Walter Alza's actors are currently working in leading, guest starring and principal roles in most of the major films and series been shot in Toronto and around the world. Our actors have gone on to win awards and light up the silver screens at some of the top largest festivals in the world, including Cannes, TIFF, Venice and hundreds of festivals around the world.

Awards and Achievements . 2010 Winner- "Clive Houston, We Have a Problem" wins Best Foreign Film in Nevada Film . Pay In Full - Official selection Reel World Film Festival sponsored by Actra sold out Screenings . Pay In Full - Closing film At Toronto Independent Film Festival . Pay In Full has acquired Distribution and is showing on is Rogers VOD & Pay Per View and seven other networks Across Canada . Reel World Trailblazer Award . Gangster Exchange Co Starring Walter Alza wins 6 best feature film awards in USA & Canada

Audience Choice Award Winner - Beverly Hills Film Festival Best Canadian Film - Canada Film Festival Best Feature Film - Moving Image Festival Best Feature Film - Royal Flush Film Festival Best Feature Film - Mississauga Film Festival Best Foreign Film - Action On Film International Film Festival . City of Toronto Award for great achievements as an actor, artist and philanthropist. . National Film Board/ONF Momentum Program Finalist . Open Your Eyes Katarina Official Selection - Ireland International Film Festival (sold out screening) . Open Your Eyes Katarina Official Selection - Reel World Film Festival (sold out screening) . Award of Merit from the Multi Mansions Association City of Toronto Award

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Walter Alza

Trivia (1)

Working in Toronto and Los Angeles [May 2009]

Personal Quotes (1)

Never trust a corporate man

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